Herndon, VA is a small town just 22 miles from downtown Washington, DC. Residents benefit from all of the amenities available from the larger DC metro area but they also get to enjoy a small, charming community with diversity, economic opportunity, and a highly educated populace.
• 36.2% White• 33.6% Hispanic• 17.9% Asian• 9.2% Black or African-American• 2.7% Two or More Races• 0.2% American Indian and Alaska Native• 0.2% Other• 0.0% Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific IslanderThere are 7,680 total occupied housing units in the area and it is estimated that 59.8% of them are owner occupied and the remaining 40.2% are renter-occupied. Housing values are strong, with 70.3% of homes worth at least $300,000.The population is well educated with 45.4% of residents over 25 holding a bachelor’s degree and 18.4% with a graduate or professional degree. More than a third of residents are employed in managerial or professional occupations. Herndon resides in Fairfax County, the second wealthiest county in the U.S., and the first county to reach a six-figure median income. Herndon is no exception; the median household income was $100,399 according to the 2010-2014 American Community Survey.
The town is part of an area called the Dulles Technology Corridor because of the presence of many technology and defense companies. The top three employers in the area (with at least 500 employees) are Booz Allen Hamilton Inc., Exelis Inc., and Fannie Mae.